Monday, March 21, 2011

The Big Moon

Perhaps you heard some of the commotion about this past Saturday's full moon being the biggest one in 18 years or some variation there-of. Turns out that because the moon's orbit isn't perfectly circular, it occasionally gets closer to Earth, and that's what happened during this full moon. So it appeared to be about 14% larger in the sky, which is really not enough of a difference to tell with the naked eye. But it was nice and bright, and it gave me an excuse to go out and shoot some pictures. I wish I had remembered earlier in the day, I would have tried to get a nice cityscape or something with the moon in it. I spotted it rising over the middle of the road I was driving down, and it was quite the impressive site, but there wasn't enough time to whip the camera out and shoot it. This shot was from about 20 minutes later as it finally rose over the other condo buildings in my complex. Everywhere I looked, people were outside looking at the giant moon. But I was the only one with a long lens trained on it. :)

1 comment:

CaptainOT said...

Did the moon hit your eye like a big pizza pie?

That's a gory!